New Podcast on Health Care in the Carolinas Debuts

“Taking the Pulse: a Health Care Podcast” launches with Nexsen Pruet Health Care Practice Group

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In the midst of a pandemic, veteran health care attorneys Matthew B. Roberts and Darra James Coleman will join co-host Heather (Hoopes) Matthews for weekly conversations with industry experts from around the Palmetto State and beyond.

Drawing on more than 45 years combined in health care law, Roberts and Coleman will interview leading health professionals covering current topics such as the impact of COVID-19 on telehealth, compliance, government funding, policies and regulations. Roberts is a Member of Nexsen Pruet and Chair of the Firm’s Health Care Practice Group, with 26 years of health law experience. Coleman is Special Counsel at Nexsen Pruet and the former Chief Advice Counsel at the SC Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation. Matthews is CEO of NP Strategy and well-known as a former senior reporter at WIS-TV. New episodes are published every Tuesday, and can be streamed for free at, or via podcast streaming platforms.

“Our inaugural interview, a conversation with South Carolina Hospital Association President and CEO Thornton Kirby, highlights the importance of advocating for patients and hospitals especially during COVID-19,” said Roberts. “The SC Hospital Association is at the forefront of supporting the ‘new normal’ for health care facilities and industry leadership.”

In addition to Thornton Kirby, initial guests include Palmetto Care Connections CEO Kathy Schwarting, South Carolina Medical Association General Counsel Richele Taylor, and The Regional Medical Center CEO Charles Williams.

“The health care landscape during this pandemic has been evolving in a way that is unprecedented,” said Coleman, Special Counsel at Nexsen Pruet. “We’re pleased to bring to our audiences these enlightening and candid conversations with some of the leading minds and authorities on various aspects of health care in the Carolinas.”

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Taking the Pulse is a weekly health care podcast produced by Nexsen Pruet, LLC, that explores current topics of health care in South Carolina and beyond. Taking the Pulse is produced by NP Strategy. Follow Taking the Pulse on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Find out more about the podcast or listen to episodes at

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